Hilo Kayaking Excursion Reviews

Go on a guided kayaking excursion of Hilo Bay to learn more about the rich and interesting history of this often overlooked Hawaiian city, while enjoying some truly spectacular views.
It was raining on the island, but the rain was warm and it didn't detract from the experience at ...
Sail Date: October 2018
It was raining on the island, but the rain was warm and it didn't detract from the experience at all. We were met by our guides at the port and driven directly to the kayaking site. We were given life jackets and brief instructions ... Read More
It was raining on the island, but the rain was warm and it didn't detract from the experience at all. We were met by our guides at the port and driven directly to the kayaking site. We were given life jackets and brief instructions and set off immediately across the bay. It went smoothly and the guides told us of local history and legends while we paddled. We got to the other side and gathered back together to trek up the river. It was easy enough for first time kayakers to participate...both of my sisters had never been in a kayak until this experience and they both loved it. When we got almost to the waterfall, the water was too rapid to continue, and when we tried to turn around, my sister and I flipped out kayak. The guide was quick to assist us in getting our kayak turned back over and helped us both get back into it (which was amazing because I am not a small woman and he did it with easy and grace). We paddled back across the bay and went back onto the ship to change our soaked clothes and went back ashore to enjoy what time we had left on the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Kayaking was disappointing.
Sail Date: March 2018
Kayaking was disappointing. It was more work than scenery. Paddling across large expanse of open water. A little inlet with a waterfall was the only scenery. The two guides were high energy and fun.
Kayaking was disappointing. It was more work than scenery. Paddling across large expanse of open water. A little inlet with a waterfall was the only scenery. The two guides were high energy and fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour guides were really great.
Sail Date: February 2018
Tour guides were really great. I wished they had been a bit more attentive to the fit of the life jackets. Mine was tight but it fit so I thought it would be okay. Once out on the water, I found I was chafing under my arms but it was too ... Read More
Tour guides were really great. I wished they had been a bit more attentive to the fit of the life jackets. Mine was tight but it fit so I thought it would be okay. Once out on the water, I found I was chafing under my arms but it was too late to do anything about that at that point. I just hadn't thought about that. By the time we got back, my arms had open sores. But that was unfortunate because the tour itself was interesting and a whole lot of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Average experience.
Sail Date: July 2016
Average experience. Not much to see.
Average experience. Not much to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was really fun.
Sail Date: May 2015
This was really fun. Our tour guide was really good. Again I wish that there were people outside the ship to help everyone. We went to Richardson Beach and it was beautiful!! One of my favorite spots!
This was really fun. Our tour guide was really good. Again I wish that there were people outside the ship to help everyone. We went to Richardson Beach and it was beautiful!! One of my favorite spots! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kayaking out into the ocean and through a small bay.
Sail Date: May 2015
Kayaking out into the ocean and through a small bay. Enjoyed the guide, and appreciated all of the prearranged travel and not having to worry about missing the ship
Kayaking out into the ocean and through a small bay. Enjoyed the guide, and appreciated all of the prearranged travel and not having to worry about missing the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line